Ty Wilson Law Podcast
Ty Wilson Law Podcast
#174 Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer - Can Your Work Injury Be Denied If NOT Reported?

So can your Workers’ Compensation claim be denied if you don't report the accident? Hello, my name is Ty Wilson. I'm a Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorney practicing law in the state of Georgia. And our question for today is, “Can your claim be denied if you don't report the accident quickly?” And the short answer is absolutely it can. 

Currently, there is what is called a “Notice Provision”. It is required that you, as the injured worker, notify your employer as quickly as possible. If that time frame expires and you have not notified your employer within a 30 day time period, there is a very good chance that they will deny your claim. And there's a very good chance that the law will support them in denying your claim. 

So it is critical. It could be one of the most important things or elements in your workers compensation claim. You don't want to play around with providing notice, you want to let them know. The employer has the ability to investigate the claim. And you want to let them know immediately so that they can investigate the claim. Especially if it's a complicated way that you were injured. 

All cases are different. The most important thing, though, is you notify your employer and you ask them for medical care. If you have any questions about workers’ compensation claim you have it's always recommended you speak with the Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney. We wish you luck and we'll see you on the next video.

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